Bluebell Lodge Newsletter September 2018

Physical Education

Children at Learning Curve Nursery Group have been getting physical this year in a bid to support healthier lifestyles across the Fylde Coast. Each of the four nursery sites employed a specialist sports graduate and children have taken part in sports such as football, yoga, rugby, aerobics, hockey, dodge ball and golf. The coaches have also delivered various multi-sport games linked to the children’s early years curriculum and favourite characters on TV. The nursery group has seen children’s average activity levels raise from 1 hour 56 minutes to 3 hours 24 minutes every day, which is well over the governments recommended target of three hours of physical activity a day. The impact on children’s learning and development was better than expected and staff are delighted that children have made significant progress across all areas of the curriculum. Staff and parents are particularly delighted with the impact on the younger children’s progress within their speech, with children that were showing signs of a delay now exceeding age related milestones in ‘Communication, Language and Literacy’.

Jess – BSc Hons Degree Sport & Exercise Science
Rob – BA Hons Degree Sport

Nursery Opening Hours

Please can we remind parents that from this month there will be no early club facility, this means that the opening times for all parents are from 8am to 6pm for a full day session, 8am-1pm for our morning session and 1pm-6pm for afternoon sessions. Could all parents please ensure they are sticking to these times. This is to ensure the correct ratios are always kept to. There will be a late fee charge of £10 after these times. Please speak to Anne or Paul if you have any queries.

Recycling Shoes For Uganda

We are collecting old and unwanted shoes to donate to Chris Allen’s Recycling Shoes for Uganda appeal. These shoes will be of a huge benefit and will make a difference to the people of Uganda. If you have any shoes that you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, please bring them along to the office who will then pass then on.

Nursery Fees

Just to remind parents that this month nursery fees are increasing. You will have received a letter in the post with your new fees on. However, if you have any questions then please see Anne or Paul in the office. Please can I remind all parents that nursery fees are to be paid on the 1st of each month for that month, can you ensure that your standing orders and vouchers are set up for this date thank you.

GDPR Notice

All parents should have received and email regarding our new GDPR privacy notice if you could please read the document and bring in the agreement slip back to the office. If the email has not been received or you are having trouble printing, please see Anne in the office.

Dates To Remember

21st September Jeans for Genes Day
9th October Harvest Festival (Pre-school) Lindale Methodist Church @ 14:30
31st October Halloween
5th November Bonfire Night
15th November Parents Evening
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